Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs – Only 3 Ingredients!

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Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs …this recipe only takes 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make! So easy and always a crowd pleaser. Makes the perfect appetizer or main dish.

I’m super excited to share another variation on my grandpa’s famous slow cooker meatballs. After many requests, I’m sharing another favorite of ours, which uses pineapple. These are very similar to my grape jelly bbq meatballs, we just use pineapple juice in the recipe to give them more of a Hawaiian flavor.

We love to serve them over rice with green onions on top for a main dish, however you can eat them plain as well. They make a great appetizer and are always on the menu whenever there is a big game. The boys always devour these.

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs ...this recipe only takes 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make! So easy and always a crowd pleaser. Makes the perfect appetizer or main dish.

Seriously… these are so easy to make and it will literally take you less than 5 minutes to put everything in the slow cooker. We love keeping a big bag of frozen meatballs in the freezer, as well as BBQ sauce and canned pineapple in the pantry so we can make them whenever we need a last minute dinner. The BBQ sauce does give these meatballs a little kick, but they are pretty mild with lots of flavor.

Ways to serve Hawaiian Meatballs

  • Serve over rice or cooked noodles
  • Serve in a roll to make a mini slider
  • Place toothpicks in the top to make a fun appetizer
  • Serve directly out of the slow cooker for parties
  • Serve with sliced green onions and sesame seeds to dress them up

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs ...this recipe only takes 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make! So easy and always a crowd pleaser. Makes the perfect appetizer or main dish.

Hawaiian Meatballs

Yield: 25 meatballs

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 25 frozen meatballs
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 (8-ounce) can sliced pineapple
  • sliced green onions, optional

Directions:

Add the meatballs to the slow cooker. Pour the BBQ sauce over the top. Then add the sliced pineapple on top and pour the juice over. Cook on high for 2 to 3 hours.
Enjoy as an appetizer or serve over rice for a main dish. Top with sliced green onions and pineapple if desired.

To double this recipe for a crowd, use 50 meatballs, 2 cups BBQ sauce and 2 cans of sliced pineapple.

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs ...this recipe only takes 3 ingredients and 5 minutes to make! So easy and always a crowd pleaser. Makes the perfect appetizer or main dish.

Hope you enjoy these Hawaiian Meatballs! Let me know how you like them :)

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Missy Woodruff posted on May 8, 2017 at 10:47 am (#
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    I love this! You had me at “3 ingredients.” If the kids wouldn’t freak out, I’d add a little Sriracha sauce; instead, I just put a little on my plate to dip. (and use turkey meatballs) thanks! 

    • Jamielyn posted on June 14, 2017 at 2:44 pm (#
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      Hope you enjoy! :)